Going on your first date with someone is both super exciting and nerve-wracking. You have to plan out what you’re going to do, wear, and even talk about. And nothing’s worse than being on the date, going to the bathroom, and realizing your makeup is all smudged. You try to quickly fix things, but look in your purse and realize you forgot your makeup bag. Yikes. First dates are scary as it is, you want to at least make sure you’re prepared. Here are all the things you should bring to a first date:
Mints Never forget the mints! You’ll want to freshen your breath, especially after dinner, and chewing gum is too obvious. Go for mint instead!
A small bottle of perfume Sometimes we just need an extra spritz of perfume halfway through the date. Stock up on some free samples of perfume and keep one in your purse at all times.
Chapstick No one wants crusty lips, especially on a date. Make sure you bring a chapstick to keep your lips soft and moisturized all night long.
Extra makeup You don’t have to bring your entire makeup bag with you, just some essentials. Eyeliner, mascara, concealer, pressed powder, and lipstick should do the trick.
Oil blotting sheets These are a must-have when it comes to a quick touchup. They quickly get rid of excess oil and remove shine from your face.
Mini facial mist This is good to bring with you for longer or all-day dates. A facial mist is a great way to wake you up and also just makes your skin look more bright.
Floss Imagine going to the bathroom, looking in the mirror, and realizing you have something stuck in your tooth and nothing to get it out with. Always bring floss.
Compact mirror This is essential for when your date runs to the bathroom, and you have a few minutes to spare at the table to do a quick touchup before he comes back.